[Item #1641] Preface to a Twenty Volume Suicide Note. LeRoi Jones, Amiri Baraka.

Preface to a Twenty Volume Suicide Note....

ISBN: 0870910485
New York City, New York: Totem Press/Corinth Books, 1961. Basil King. Seventh Printing (1978). Stapled Wrappers. Signed by the poet to James Perrizo. The first publication by LeRoi Jones, originally issued in 1961 and dedicated to his then-wife, the noted memoirist Hettie Jones (nee Cohen). Totem Press was founded by the poet, & also published works by Ginsberg, Kerouac & others of the Beat Generation. Jones, later known as Amiri Baraka (1934-2014) was in the center of the Beat phenomenon at this time, also having founded the seminal journal Yugen. This crisp copy is a seventh printing from 1978, signed by the poet as Amiri Baraka to the late Beat scholar & collector James Perrizo in 1988: "For Jim/The Best to You,/Amiri Baraka/88." An important item with significant provenance from one of the few African-American members of the original Beats. In near-fine condition with only very slight wear & spotting to front & rear wrappers, thin (possibly water) stain along inner & outer rear cover edge. Near Fine. [Item #1641]

Price: $50.00

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